STUCK with no ideas on what to buy a friend or family member for Christmas?
Instead of buying a material present why not buy an experience.
Here are 10 Sunshine Coast experiences you can buy someone for Christmas:
1. Shark reef snorkel
Get up close to some incredible wildlife. This snorkelling experience is the perfect way to learn more about Australia's marine life and see sharks swim just centimetres away. With no diving experience required, this is the ultimate underwater adventure. The experience includes personal training from a trained dive instructor and with a wetsuit and showers provided, guests will be completely refreshed in order to continue their journey around UnderWater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba.
2. WRX rally drive
Get behind the wheel of a Turbo WRX Rally Car. Discover the secrets of the awesome car, get sideways and have a load of fun on a specially designed rally track.
3. Abseil the Glasshouse Mountains
Soak up the view of the surrounding glasshouse mountains as your guide attaches you to the rope and safety line for you to enjoy the controlled descent down the rock face above the tree lines. Your guide moves the abseil locations throughout the duration of the activity. The best part? You can abseil the mountain as many times as you like during your session.
4. Flying lesson
Take a flying lesson over Caloundra. This complete half hour introductory flight lets you take control of a super sporty light aircraft. With superb visibility and comfort, your views will stretch right down the coast to the hinterland down to an awesome 500ft low level rush.
5. Swim with the seals
Take a backstage visit of Seal Cove that journeys through the food preparation area to the seal habitats. You will then take the plunge for a 15 minute interactive swim and play with the gorgeous seals. This experience also includes entry to the aquarium so after your seal swim you can spend some time looking at more of SEALIFE Mooloolaba.
6. Jetboat Ocean Thrill Ride
Strap in and hang on. On this thrill ride you'll head out into the open ocean, using the surf to do jet boat spins, wave jumping and more.
7. Segway tour for two
Get kitted up in a helmet and your guide will teach you the basics of segwaying. It's made super easy with LeanSteer technology - meaning anyone can do it. Explore Mudjimba in a totally unique way.
8. Jetpack flight experience
Take flight in the world's newest activity and fly through the air on a jetpack. The jetpack unit blasts hundreds of litres of water through specially designed thrust nozzles to enable you to fly as high as 10 metres above the water.
9. Decadent Desserts Masterclass
Sweet-tooths and keen dinner party hosts will love this cooking class all about the last course. Learn how to create restaurant quality desserts from a qualified chef in a professional kitchen and taste your efforts afterwards in a sit down dining room. You'll learn how to make creme brulee, individual coconut pavlova and raspberry coulis, and tiramisu.
10. Night vision nature experience
Explore beaches and beautiful coastal forests after dark with the help of night vision googles. Your friendly guide will lead your group into the darkness and point out native, nocturnal wildlife.
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